Our Team

Jason Lewiston

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Our CEO and founder is Jason Lewiston, who has been in the real estate business for almost 30 years, as a broker, developer, and general contractor. He has built over 1,000 houses and apartments, and served as a broker for hundreds of transactions. Jason has years of knowledge regarding infill development, and feels very strongly that we need density and clean mass transit in our developed areas to protect the environment for future generations. Jason was born and raised in the Detroit area and attended business school at the University of Michigan. He now lives in Denver.

Sarah Wells

Director of Sales

A long-time co-op resident herself, Sarah is uniquely qualified to be the Director of Sales for the Co-Own Company. Sarah is passionate about empowering people through ownership, and has several years in cooperative housing development and advocacy work, both locally and nationally. She enthusiastically jumped into real estate in 2015 after creating Denver’s first private equity housing cooperative, Queen City Cooperative. Considered an expert in collective living, co-buying, and a champion for housing innovation, Sarah thrives in finding creative solutions and spaces for all.

Habib Ksouri

Chief Financial Officer

Over the years, Habib Ksouri has developed a keen ability to recognize the various problems buyers and sellers in the real estate industry are faced with. He brings exceptional experience in financial management and business development. Habib is determined to make a difference by bringing constant innovation to the financial sector. As a previous CFO of a property company, Habib has managed a well-sized portfolio of residential and commercial assets. Throughout his career, he has overseen numerous real estate transactions that include purchases, sales and refinances. As a Denver native, Habib has a well rooted network of banking connections, insurance agents and real estate brokers.

Katie Diederich

Chief Design Officer

Katie started her career as a fashion designer, but she quickly learned how to use her fashion knowledge in interior design. Growing up, Katie’s dad was a small-town handyman. He taught her a lot about home remodeling and house projects which sparked her interest in home design and renovation. As a member of the Co-Own Company, Katie’s goal is to create a modern, eco-friendly, and high-tech atmosphere to a space where shared living is comfortable, innovative, and easy to live in.

Dmitrii Zavorotny

Chief Information Officer

Our Technology Officer is Dmitrii Zavorotny. Dmitrii has been a technology entrepreneur and software developer from a young age. He has worked as a database developer and data analyst for the past 10 years leveraging data science, analytics, and machine learning to help make smart business decisions. He has been a community advocate for smart, sustainable growth in the Denver metro area for the past 5 years. Dmitrii was born in Moscow, grew up in the Denver metro area and attended the University of Colorado. He now lives in Denver.

Kimberly Knapp

Director of Finance

Kim is an executive coach with twenty-five years of experience in business finance and corporate restructuring. She has worked with more than one hundred companies in a variety of fields including finance, marketing, legal, and manufacturing. She brings her extensive banking experience to the Co-Own Company, and she is thrilled to be a part of a company that promotes community benefits while earning a reasonable profit.

Key Advisors

Raymond Burrasca

Advisor

Ray is a key financial advisor and attorney for the Co-Own Company. Ray has more than 40 years of great success in corporate finance-related positions, including private equity (venture capital, angel financing, mezzanine financing, leveraged buyouts, financial restructuring and re-engineering), commercial paper, large-scale bank financings, SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ray is an expert on Regulation A+ offerings.

Gosia Kung

Architect

Gosia is an architect with KTGY Architecture and Planning in Denver. She earned an architecture degree in her native Poland. She brings 25 years of experience in architecture and urban design along with 10 years of community leadership and executive nonprofit management. Gosia specializes in “missing middle” and affordable housing policy and design. She serves on the Denver Planning Board. Gosia established Colorado’s first successful pedestrian advocacy organization, WalkDenver, and is a nationally recognized spokesperson for walkable cities.

Jeff Dawkins

​Architect

Jeff is a longtime residential and commercial architects from the Detroit area. He has extensive experience in infill projects, custom homes, site planning and site design.